Free hour of sport for Youngsters this Summer thanks to Central England Co-operative

Parents looking to keep their children boredom free, fit and active this summer are being the offered the chance to enjoy free sports sessions thanks to Central England Co-operative.

The Summer of Fun campaign will see mums and dads able to pick up a free kids sport lesson when they spend £35 or more in selected stores.

The sessions are run by Sport Active in over 4,000 venues in the UK.

They introduce the skills, techniques, rules and regulations of a wide variety of sport and activities from basketball to gymnastics.

The sessions last for an hour and are designed for all children no matter what their skill level.

More information is available by visiting

People are also encouraged to send us pictures of them enjoying their Summer of Fun via Facebook and Twitter using the hashtag #mycoopsummer

Notes to editors

Stores taking part in the Summer of Sport campaign:

• Dig Street, Ashbourne
• Hillside Road East, Bungay
• Station Road, Castle Donington
• Pershore Road, Cotteridge
• High Street, Erdington
• Station Road, Glenfield
• Saxons Way, Halesworth
• Station Road, Hatton
• Boley Park, Lichfield
• Wisbech Road, Littleport
• Godsey Lane, Market Deeping
• Williamthorpe Road, North Wingfield
• Ortongate Shopping Centre, Orton
• St Osyths Lane, Oundle
• Hallcroft, Shepshed
• Burleigh Estate, St Ives
• Hazelwell Street, Stirchley
• Oundle Road, Thrapston
• Wildwood Shopping Centre, Wildwood
• Yew Tree Retail Park, Yardley

About Central England Co-operative

Central England Co-operative is one of the largest independent retail co-operative societies in the UK. It is a modern, forward-looking organisation employing over 8,000 staff, with projected gross sales of £958million for 2016/17. The Society recently celebrated being named Leading Co-operative of the Year 2016 by Co-operatives UK. The Society’s principal areas of activity are food, funeral services, and property. Central England Co-operative has more than 430 trading outlets across 16 counties including; West Midlands, Warwickshire, Worcestershire, Staffordshire, Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Rutland, Nottinghamshire, Northamptonshire, Lincolnshire, West Yorkshire, South Yorkshire, Suffolk, Norfolk, Bedfordshire and Cambridgeshire.  The Society has an ambitious food store development programme for 2015/16.

Central England Co-operative is proud of its reputation for ethical business practices and corporate responsibility.  It is a member of Business in the Community, the membership organisation that stands for responsible business, and has also won many business awards for excellence.  The Society supports a number of charities including Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children and invests a percentage of its trading profit into local communities.

For more information visit, follow Central England Co-operative on Twitter: @mycoopfood, and on Facebook:

Rob Smyth / Jo Baldock at Central England Co-operative on 01543 414140

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